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Guttmacher Institute Study Examines Contraceptive Failure Rates In Developing Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Handful of nations see many unintended pregnancies despite sex with contraception
“Nations from Brazil to Egypt and Turkey are among developing countries with the highest rates of contraceptive failure, according to research released on Thursday on unintended pregnancies. Some 74 million unintended pregnancies occur each year in developing nations, a third of which are due to failed contraception, said the New York-based Guttmacher Institute which studied 43 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean…” (Malo, 3/24).

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